Can we stop...

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by ScottishDuck, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. ScottishDuck macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    ...allowing people to make forum threads where the thread title doesn't make it clear what the thread is about.

    I just did an example there. The forum should be readable and not some kind of weird clickbait competition. Just a suggestion.
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Moving the cursor over the thread title reveals several lines of the opening post. I have found, that perusing threads in such a manner is (often) sufficient in ascertaining whether or not I wish to participate. If said feature was not available, I would agree with your point.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Don't think that works on mobile devices which quite a few people use for forums.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I agree with the OP. This should be forum policy. It's a rare day that I'm checking out forums with a cursor. It's on a mobile device 95% of the time.
     
  5. garirry macrumors 68000

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    I think that the mods should control this and change the names of titles that are clickbait.
     
  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    And they will. If you report the post.

    Expecting the mods to read the thousands of threads started per day is unreasonable.
     
  7. willmtaylor, Oct 11, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2015

    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Will they? It isn't currently forum policy, is it?


    @maflynn @OllyW @SandboxGeneral @stridemat , care to weigh in? Worth flagging or not?
     
  8. garirry macrumors 68000

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    Alright. Reasonable.
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Just as was stated by someone already, if a thread title doesn't make sense or needs correcting, kindly report the thread and the team will take a look at it. We may, or may not, always change it, but if reported, it will be looked at.
     

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